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Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Arrange your visit to Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kharkhorin using our Kharkhorin travel itinerary maker.
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  • With a guide you get lots more out of the place which of course is also beautiful and interesting as such!  more »
  • As Karakorum was the place Ghengis Khan pitched his Gers as his capital it is a must see place in Mongolia . Having said that dont think you are going to see any ancient ruins or the palace of Ghengis...  more »
  • Karakorum was the capital city of the Great Mongol Empire and was founded in the 13th century by Genghis Khan. Karakorum started life as a nomadic camp - and a nomadic city leaves few ruins behind. In...  more »

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